Title: Saving Hannah
Author: J.P. Barnaby
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 18, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Mystery
Page Count: 194 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Thomas Aberthol’s luck has run out. His daughter, Hannah, needs a miracle he can’t deliver. A hacker with a felony record, Thomas has little chance of finding work that will provide the care she needs. Out of money, out of options, and out of hope, he throws himself on the mercy of someone he never thought to see again.
Even after ten years, Aleksander Sanna still dreams of that drunken kiss. A perfect moment in time when Thomas wanted him. In his world of elegant code and high finance, the picture he holds of Thomas torments him in the dark of night.
Their worlds collide as Thomas interviews for the job he so desperately needs with the company Aleks inherited from his father. Thomas doesn’t get the position, but Aleks offers him a completely different kind of proposal, one suited to Thomas’s unique talents… one that will change the course of both their lives.
Wow. Just wow!! This book took some twists and turns that I just did not see coming. I went into reading this book thinking it was going to be a love story that starts out as a marriage of convenience only to have a huge twist and turn in to a mystery/action read as well. J.P. Barnaby definitely blew me away.
I gave this a rating of a five but the only negative thing I can say about this book is, I felt it ended kind of prematurely. The ending was not a bad one but I felt that there could have been more added to it. Regardless this was an excellent read. Definitely had some surprises for me as the reader.
Thomas has a daughter named Hannah. Hannah is fighting for her life and has been for much of her life now. She has cancer and does not qualify for the bone marrow transplant that could save her life. The thing is the treatment is just too expensive and no matter how hard Thomas tries, he is failing. Or at least that is how Thomas feels.
Thomas messed up before Hannah was born and ended up serving time in prison for it. Now that he is out, he cannot find anyone to take him on as an employee. When they see his record, they refuse to take the risk on hiring him. So to say they are struggling is the understatement of the century.
When Thomas does an interview for the newspaper, he never expects to get a job interview because of it. But that is what happens. Though there is no way that Aleks can hire Thomas, he is not going to pass up the chance to speak to Thomas again after all these years. Plus he has other ideas for Thomas other than working for his company. Aleks and Thomas were best friends and roommates back in college but after a night Thomas kissed him, he has not talked or heard from him again. Now all these years later he may end up with the one person he has been in love with all along.
The problem is, there is more than meets the eye going on around these two. If they are not careful someone could end up hurt or worse. Will Hannah get the treatment she needs to save her life? Will Thomas and Aleks end up together or is it just a pipe dream?
This was such a great read. I truly enjoyed the twist that was thrown in and I think others will as well. I look forward to more books in the future by J. P. Barnaby.
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